I live in Rhode Island and was the partner of the deceased for over 19 years. He resided in my home for the past 11 years and died suddenly from a stroke. I have a death certificate and an insurance document naming me as the beneficiary however, no other documentation is available. The amount is minimal, under $45, from the Bridge and Turnpike Authority here in RI. How can I cash it?
Unfortunately, you may have to open an estate to simply cash a $19 check, presuming the check is made out to the estate of the deceased. You may be able to take it to your bank with the death certificate and have it deposited into your account. However, there is no way to be certain.
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Best guess is to contact the issuer and explain the situation.
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